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The Inventory Dance: Gracie Kendal’s “Binge and Purge”

By Cat Boccaccio. What if you logged into Second Life one fine virtual day and your inventory was gone forever… empty… a window full of nothingness? The majority of SLers … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

New Version of Lumiya, the Mobile App for Second Life

By Cat Boccaccio. Oh, to have Android so I could take advantage of Lumiya on my phone or iPad! I suppose I might even log on to Second Life more … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Is Second Life a Game? A Game about Sex? Played by Gamers? …and other vital questions

I (Cat speaking) generally define a game as something that has a goal or quest or other A to B challenge attempted by the player. A game involves winning and … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Are Second Life Residents Subject to Real World Laws?

Did you know that there is a Second Life Bar Association? As virtual world technology improves and these environments, including Second Life, become more complex, it is not surprising that … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

NO RULES: A Personal Interview with Guitarist Stratakat

by Jami Mills, rez magazine. George Beauchamp and Stratakat have never met, but they would have been in awe of one another. Back in 1931, Beauchamp did Stratakat a huge favor … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Drax Files takes on Engrama: “Who says what is real?”

By Cat Boccaccio. Did you ever suspect that everyone in Second Life (except you) is “socially awkward” and probably lives in Mom’s basement? Draxtor Despres, in another truly beautiful video, … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

With a Little Help from My Friends List

By Buttercup Thursday. The Friends list in Second Life is becoming about as meaningful as a Facebook Friends list; i.e. , a few are actual friends or family, some are … Continue reading

April 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Firestorm Major Update: V4.4 viewer now available

By Cat Boccaccio. The new and improved –and necessary, if you want to continue to see avatars in Second Life– Firestorm viewer is now available for download from the Firestorm … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Draxtor Despres’ New Video: Fantasy Faire and How Second Life Liberates Us

By Cat Boccaccio. If ever I was tempted to put away my dreary human form and become a magical wizard, fantasy warrior or fairy queen in Second Life, it is … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Romance of the Dance: 5 Beautiful Group Gifts

By slum magazine’s frugal and intrepid shopper, Rhezz. A single friend of mine once told me she’d gone to Frank’s SL ballroom to make an artistic and political statement (though … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

The 3Bears Photography Contest Theme for April: Black and White

By Cat Boccaccio. Here’s a way to spend a wonderful Second Life afternoon: grab your pixel camera and explore 3Bears, a sim full of galleries, cafes, shops and parkland, and … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 3 Comments

10 Reasons Why Second Life is a Killer App for Oculus Rift

By Jon Brouchoud. [Slum magazine editor’s note: There has been a lot of recent coverage of Oculus Rift, a headset under development that would allow the wearer to experience a … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

No Need to Bother with Real Life

By Buttercup Thursday. You don’t spend enough time on your computer or laptop, gaming or roaming around a virtual world. No, really, you don’t. There are hours in the day … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cat Questionnaire: Scottius Polke

Real and Second Life artist Scottius Polke dares to answer Cat’s 14 leading questions. SL Date of Birth: 3/28/2008. SL activity: Art and Shellfish. RL location: Austin, Texas. Bio: Even … Continue reading

April 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

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